By 2025, 90 percent of K-8 students will meet projected improvements in reading and math, and the obesity rate among youth will decrease by 6 percent.
The West Chicago Neighborhood Network seeks to enhance the health, safety and well-being of children and families. This is accomplished through a collaborative, coordinated and comprehensive approach with neighborhood schools and community members.
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The West Chicago Neighborhood Network is continuing to refine a results-based strategy for improving its community.
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Community School Coordinator, West Chicago District 33
“Our mission is really to work with the parents to build advocacy skills, to work on leadership opportunities and then find different committees or building bases in the schools or communities where the parents feel empowered and welcome to share their voice at the table.”
WeGo Together for Kids leadership training participant; West Chicago mother of two
“What has impacted me the most is to know myself more—to know what I can do and what I can become…. I feel fulfilled as a person. I feel enthusiasm for myself that I managed to make this goal and that I can achieve more and go further.”
Director of Community Affairs, Nicor Gas
“It’s through these partnerships and efforts that we see firsthand the results of the investment we have made and will continue to make in Northern Illinois communities.”